Mario Tennis

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Mario Tennis
Developer(s) Camelot Software Planning
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Mario Tennis, Mario Sports
Platform(s) Virtual Console, Nintendo 64
Release date(s) Nintendo 64
JP July 21, 2000
NA August 28, 2000
EU November 3, 2000
Virtual Console
EU June 18, 2010
NA June 28, 2010
JP August 31, 2010
Genre(s) Sports, Tennis
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods Classic Controller, GameCube Controller
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Mario Tennis is the second in a series of tennis sport game style video games for Nintendo platforms, featuring popular Nintendo characters. It is the first tennis-based game starring Mario since Mario's Tennis, and the second game developed by Camelot on a Nintendo system. The success of Mario Tennis led to a sequel: Mario Power Tennis, in 2004.

The game uses a control system that differs from most other tennis video games on the market. Shots are performed by pressing one, or both, of the two main buttons (A or B), which make the ball spin in different ways. Pressing a button twice strikes the tennis shot with more power and spin. Additionally, pressing the two buttons in a different order can result in a different type of shot altogether, such as a lob or drop shot. all 4 buttons can be pressed at the same time to hit a very powerful smash shot. The longer a button is pressed before contact is made with the ball, the stronger the shot will be. The control system allows players of all levels to become familiar with the mechanics of the game within a very short time, whilst also encouraging advanced players to take advantage of the variety of shots on offer to come up with different strategies for winning points. A total of seven types of shot are possible using only the one main button of the controller.


High RAM Consumption

Dolphin may consume large amounts of RAM when playing this game. This can be addressed by disabling "Scaled EFB copy". Refer issue 7909.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Mario Tennis since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21148 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
3.0-716 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-3820QM AMD Radeon HD 7970M Good, FPS often drop DETOMINE
3.5-203 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-3820QM AMD Radeon HD 7970M DirectX 11 seems to be the fastest back-end, it's faster than 3.0-XXX DETOMINE
3.5-599 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-3820QM AMD Radeon HD 7970M Horrible, not playable (slow/crash...) DETOMINE
4.0-1492 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-3820QM AMD Radeon HD 7970M Good DETOMINE

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